Defence: China’s long-term plan for Taiwan

Taiwan troops celebrating presidents' day (photo:dpa)
Taiwan troops celebrating presidents' day (photo:dpa)

China is playing a waiting game to gain control of Taiwan which it regards as part of its nation. But the move to resolve the Taiwan issue can be seen as part of China’s mid to long-term strategy for the region. GIS expert, Dr Uwe Nerlich, explains the significance of China’s actions.

CHINESE rhetoric, military planning and manoeuvres, and increasing militant activity in the South China Sea and the West Pacific are causing growing concern among China’s neighbours.

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These are seen as reflecting the expanding claims of China with interests in oil and gas reserves as well as control of the sea.

But relations between the Pe...

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